39 Essex Chambers
81 Chancery Lane
5pm until 7pm
This seminar will be separated into two panel sessions following an introduction from Alison Foster QC
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Refreshments will be served after the event.
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Giles Bolton – Responsible Sourcing Director, Tesco PLC
Giles leads a team of 42 full-time human rights and environmental experts around the world, responsible for ensuring good working conditions and sustainable sourcing across Tesco’s supply chain. He is on the Board of the Ethical Trading Initiative and chairs the aid transparency NGO Publish What You Fund. Prior to joining Tesco, he worked for the UK Govt’s Department for International Development for ten years, including in Kenya, Rwanda and Iraq. He is author of the activist book ‘Aid and Other Dirty Business’, on how western aid and trade measures affect African countries.
Phil Bloomer – Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Phil is the Executive Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre which tracks the human rights performance of over 6,000 companies around the world, seeks accountability for allegations of abuse, and empowers human rights advocates in business, government, and civil society. Phil was previously the Director of Campaigns and Policy at Oxfam, where he led global campaigns on climate justice, trade and investment for development, access to medicines, universal primary education, and major humanitarian crises. Previously, Phil worked for 11 years in Central America and Colombia working on human rights, especially indigenous rights, and broader economic justice goals.
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39 Essex Chambers is accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council to provide CPD accredited courses. This course is accredited for 2 CPD hours.
NB: This programme of speakers and talks is subject to change.
The venue has full disabled access, however, if you do have any special requirements, please contact Beth.